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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject India! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's India articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WP India}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:India articles by quality and Category:India articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WP India}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the India WikiProject is free to add a rating to an article if they wish. However, the Assessment Team (from this department) may overrule the rating of an article if they see fit.
What if I don't agree with a rating given by some other member? 
You can then list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. It is most likely to be assessed by someone from this department.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Did the reviewer leave any comments? 
If the reviewer had a left a comment, a link, "(see comments)" will show up on the project banner, that will take you to the sub-page containing the comments.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, you may not receive detailed comments in all instances. If this is the case, you might ask the person who assessed the article if you have any particular questions; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
To what extent will the Assessment Dept. give feedback on an article after grading it? 
If you wish, the Assessment Dept. (for WikiProject India) will keep giving feedback until the Assessment Dept. believes that the article in question is at least; slightly above a "B" grade. After reaching this stage, the Assessment Team are likely to recommend that your article be peer-reviewed.
Why peer-review? How does it work? 
The peer review department conduct a more thorough examination (and review) of articles, and their services are best utilised when the Assessment Dept. believes that the article is ready to be analyzed in "an extremely critical way" (prior to being nominated to a GA, A, or FA status article). Of course, you may submit/nominate an article for review at the peer review department at any time you wish.
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the statistics may be more accessible.
How do this all work? 
See Using the bot and WikiProject Council Guide.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead. Completed requests are usually placed in the archive .

Please place new requests in the format - -- #[[article name]] --~~~~. New requests may please be added at the bottom of the list. Place requests from here onwards:

  1. India's three stage nuclear power programme Have been adding more content and generally increasing the quality of this article for the last month or so. Could someone please check it out, and let me know if I am on the right track. Would love to have further suggestions on improving it, prior to a peer review request. Thanks a lot for your help. Charminarin (talk) 15:47, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
  2. Rampur has been improved alot since last assessment. Can you please assess it and suggest further improvement. Shawrix (talk) 15:30, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  3. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah With the television portal giving it a c class I was hoping the India Portal too would raise it's ratings. If not, could someone please tell me what is required to make it a good article.Boseritwik (talk) 15:30, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. Bhagavad Gita Requesting review for GA quality class for the article, which I have majorly re-organized and cleaned up. Adelle Frank (talk) 21:01, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. Nitish Kumar Can u please re-asses this article. Naveed (talk) 07:34, 2 August 2012 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done. More references needed for political career section. --Anbu121 (talk me) 14:55, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
  6. M Tunes HD Harsh (talk) 05:15, 31 August 2012 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done. Still a stub. --Anbu121 (talk me) 15:24, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
  7. manipaltech I have made many changes to this article.Aakash602 (talk) 17:35, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
  8. Indian Coal Allocation Scam Inviting reviews from all editors interested in politics. Harsh (talk) 15:18, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
  9. Shankar Dayal Singh Request to review the article and rate it as High or maybe Mid on the importance scale. Thanks and regards. PARIJAT 10:46, 11 September 2012 (UTC) talk Yes check.svg Done. Still C. For the books referred here, title of the book must be mentioned; if ISBN is shown, it should be noted. Importance of the article cannot be changed for WP India and for politics workgroup. You can contact the subproject of Bihar, in case they can change importance of the article for Bihar workgroup.--GDibyendu (talk) 18:04, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  10. Granite scam in Tamil Nadu Request to assess the article. –– Gfosankar (talk) 12:13, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
  11. Meerut The article probably needs a fresh eye, especially regarding whether/how-much cleanup is needed, considering the various unsourced statements in the article. Feel free to perform any required cleanup. Also, please clarify which portions need to be added/improved to take this to B-class. Thanks --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 15:13, 30 September 2012 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done. For now it is B, assessment team will not give higher class, once citations are done and copyediting is done to improve English, wherever needed, you can raise a GA review. If you do it now, it will fail. --GDibyendu (talk) 18:56, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  12. Lottery (short story) and Gajar ka Halwa are both India related but unassessed articles. Could it be assessed ?ARUN SHARMA 101Talk | Email 03:32, 2 October 2012 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done. Both are assessed for some time now.--GDibyendu (talk) 18:57, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  13. English Vinglish Many changes have been made and a lot of references have been added since the last time it was assessed. Please re-assess the article. --Naveed (talk) 12:55, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
  14. Verinag I have added considerable amount of information to this article which includes origin of name of the place, photographs of the place and climatic data. I hereby request to reassess this article and remove its stub status Akshey25 (talk) 07:34, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
  15. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Much more information has been added and the quality of the article has significantly improved since the last assessment. It would be great if a new assessment could be carried out and suggestions given for further improving the article. Thanks! nishantgopal 06:32, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  16. Sabyasachi Mukherjee I have tried to add, update & cite information on the article, kindly re-assess & also wanted to know about image uploads --Callousfreak (talk) 09:29, 16 November 2012 (UTC) Doing.... Need to provide reference for last section. Also, check if images of his creation are available with CC-by-SA or other allowed sharing attributes in WP.--GDibyendu (talk) 17:42, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  17. Sanaya Irani Article has been significantly updated and improved since the last assessment. Mjhtcarfan (talk) 17:01, 19 January 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done. For reaching the next level, more content and better references would be needed.--GDibyendu (talk) 17:34, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  18. Sikh Light Infantry I have been making major edits to this article for some time now which you may check through its history. originally this article was bare and very little had been written on it. May i please have a re-assessment for this article. I would be very grateful. Many thanks in advance. Smith012 (talk) 18:51, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
  19. Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case The article is well detailed, hence doesnt look like stub class. I request a higher assessment for the article.--Naveed (talk) 08:29, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WP India}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WP India| ... | class=??? | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed-Class India articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

Please note that the WikiProject India Assessment Department is in the process of updating the grading scheme, so changes may occur to the criteria and examples - the assessment department apologizes for an inconvenience caused, and endeavours to complete this task as soon as possible. Upon completion of updating, the main member of the assessment department will remove this notice.


Class Criteria Formal process Example
Featured article FA Reserved for articles that meet the featured article criteria and have received featured article status after community review. Featured article candidates Tourette Syndrome (as of July 2007)
Featured list FL Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured lists" status, and meet the current criteria for featured lists. Featured list candidates FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives (as of January 2008)
A-Class article A Reserved for articles that have received A-class status after review by the assessment department. Such articles are required to be passed as a good article, and are expected to have largely met the featured article criteria, and must be comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and decently-written; however, they may require some further fine-tuning in certain aspects. Requests for assessment by the department. NOTE: may need to be a former feature article candidate, prior to the department making a decision on whether to grant an article this grade. Durian (as of March 2007)
GA Reserved for articles that meet the good article criteria and have received good article status. Good article nominations Ahalya (as of June 2011)
B Commonly the highest article grade that is assigned outside a more formal review process. Satisfies all C-class criteria, but also has a majority of the material needed for a comprehensive article. At minimum, it should also have some references to reliable sources. Nonetheless, it has some gaps or missing elements or references, needs editing for language usage or clarity, balance of content, or contains other policy problems such as copyright, Neutral Point Of View (NPOV) or No Original Research (NOR). May be assigned by any reviewer Manmohan Singh
(as of March 2012)
C The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article must have a defined structure - this includes a lead section, one or more sections of content, as well as a section dedicated to providing references (to sources of information used). The article should be free from major grammatical errors, and should also contain supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, or diagrams. May be assigned by any reviewer Gautama Buddha (as of March 2012)
Start The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a key element. For example an article on Africa might cover the geography well, but be weak on history and culture. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including the following:
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic (optional)
May be assigned by any reviewer Mumbai Port Trust (as of March 2012)
Stub The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be assigned by any reviewer Ramayan (2008 TV series) (as of March 2008)
List Should be lists of live links to Wikipedia articles, appropriately organized. May be assigned by any reviewer only for pages that begin with the name "List of" (like in the example). If an article is felt to be an exception to this rule, a request for assessment by the department must be made in order for it to be allowed. See criteria. List of aikidoka (as of June 2007)

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of India.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.
Low {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

Importance standards[edit]

  • States - Generally classed as top importance.
  • Capital cities - Generally classed as top to high importance.
  • National Parks - Generally classed an high to mid importance.
  • Cities - Generally classed as mid to low importance.
  • Places - Generally classed as mid to low importance.
  • Schools - Generally classed as mid to low importance.

Assessment Guide[edit]

Please refer Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Assessment/Guide to learn more about Assessment.

Assessment Team[edit]

The list of members below make up the main members of the WikiProject India Assessment team. Members of the team who are bolded (below) are currently active - they are most likely to assess articles, so please direct any enquiries regarding assessment or the assessment department towards them.

  1. Dwaipayanc (talk · contribs)
  2. DBigXray (talk · contribs)
  3. GDibyendu (talk · contribs)
  4. MikeLynch (talk · contribs)
  5. Mspraveen (talk · contribs)
  6. Ncmvocalist (talk · contribs) - currently, main member of assessment team
  7. Pruthvi.Vallabh (talk · contribs)
  8. Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs)
  9. Sodabottle (talk · contribs)
  10. Tinucherian (talk · contribs)
  11. Yasht101 (talk · contribs)

New members[edit]

If you would like to join the assessment team, please add your name below.

  1. User:Harishrawat11 Can assess topics related to the Geography, History, culture, art, literature, languages, economics etc
  2. [{User:manish1979}] Can asses information related to History of Telangana, post merger effects on its economics, culture, etc.
  3. Harsh2580 (talk) 11:55, 5 May 2012 (UTC) --Related to Physics, Economics, Mumbai, India, Indian consumer-goods.
  4. KrishnaRaghu (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to Indian culture (particularly south Indian), articles related to art, languages (Sanskrit, Kannada, Hindi), religion, traditions.
  5. Daydreamer302000 (talk · contribs) -- I am already a member of the review team and have assessed several articles. I am also on the assessment teams of WikiProject Computer Science and WikiProject Computing.
  6. Naveenpf (talk · contribs) - Geography,Infrastructure and Politics
  7. Angpradesh (talk · contribs) -- Will asses unassesed articles primarily of Indian origins. Fields of special Interest:Language, Places, Technology, Science, Art, Cultures, Ancient History.
  8. Viswaprabha (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to the Geography, History, culture, art, literature, languages, economics etc.
  9. Dhaval998 (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to Indian Politics,Gujarat,Companies of India
  10. Ankit Maity (talk · contribs) --I would like to join the team to improve and assess the articles related to geography, history and schools in India.
  11. AroundTheGlobe (talk · contribs) -- Doing a bit here and there when requested by other users.
  12. Sarvpriye (talk · contribs) --Articles for WikiProject Education in India.
  13. SASSOTO (talk · contribs)- Indian History, Culture, biographies of dead persons, articles related to Bengal and Bihar.
  14. AslamSaiyad (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to the History, culture, communities, languages, style of living of communities etc.
  15. Bn bt ec01 (talk · contribs)--can review and provide authentic assessment and significantly contribute to scholarly articles related with History, Politics and government,biographies of constitutional office holders,sports,culture,Bihar,Places and current affairs.
  16. PhnomPencil (talk · contribs) Hi there! I'm focusing on the districts of India right now. My goal is to move all of them from "Stub" to "Start" level, at least. It'll take a while. I'm willing to help assess quality if needs be. Eventually I'll start reassessing the district articles. Always here to help. :)
  17. Preetam040 (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to any sports in India.
  18. Souravmohanty2005 (talk · contribs) -- Can assess any article related to education, technology and social science.
  19. NagaKyong (talk · contribs) -- Can assess topics related to Eastern India culture, articles related to art,Culture, languages, religion,Geography traditions.
  20. ansumang (talk · contribs) -- Related to Biographies, Geography, History, Culture, Art, Literature, Languages, Odisha, Current happenings.
  21. Vensatry (talk · contribs) -- Related to Films, Geography, Biographies, History, Sports and Culture.
  22. Karthikndr (talk · contribs) -- Related to films, Schools and Biographies.
  23. AshLin (talk · contribs) -- Biodiversity, Military history in particular but most things in general.
  24. Mrt3366 (talk · contribs) -- I believe, I have the necessary knowledge to review most of the articles regarding Indian Armed forces and also all sorts of Missiles, Aircraft, Submarines, etc.
  25. Harish (talk · contribs) -- Related to various regions in Andhra Pradesh and some geogrophical issues.
  26. Vensatry (talk · contribs) -- Related to geographical articles, films, BLPs and Tamil Nadu related articles.
  27. Prad2609 (talk · contribs) -- Related to space, astronomy, Mumbai and other general topics
  28. Anubhab91 (talk · contribs) --Related to literature, Kolkata and Bengal in general
  29. Soumitrahazra (talk · contribs) --Related to Education and West Bengal related articles
  30. Sesamevoila (talk · contribs) --Related to biographical articles and current issues
  31. Sunielsingh (talk · contribs) --Related to biographical articles, Educational Institutions and current issues
  32. Gauravpruthi (talk · contribs) --Related to Wikiproject/Haryana
  33. Sandeepsp4u (talk · contribs) -- can assess politics,religion,culture,history,social,biographies,geography etc.
  34. RMizo (talk · contribs) -- can assess Mizoram related topics.
  35. Sujitkumartalk--Topics related to Maharshtra
  36. vaibhavgupta1989 (talk · contribs) -- Politics,culture,history,social,biographies,economy and geography.
  37. Eduinform (talk · contribs)--can assess style conformity and language & content aspect of all wikipedia articles specially related to IT & Education
  38. airinpeterandrews (talk · contribs) -- Related to Technology
  39. Gfosankar (talk · contribs) -- Related to politicis and biographical articles
  40. Kirananils (talk · contribs)
  41. Venugopal (talk · contribs) -- Related to culture, politics and geography

Example assessments[edit]

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Quality

  • {{WP India|class=FA}} - to rate an article at FA-Class
  • {{WP India|class=A}} - to rate an article at A-Class
  • {{WP India|class=GA}} - to rate an article at GA-Class
  • {{WP India|class=B}} - to rate an article at B-Class
  • {{WP India|class=C}} - to rate an article at C-Class
  • {{WP India|class=Start}} - to rate an article at Start-Class
  • {{WP India|class=Stub}} - to rate an article at Stub-Class
  • {{WP India}} - to leave the article un-assessed.


Importance

  • {{WP India|importance=Top}} - to rate an article at Top importance
  • {{WP India|importance=High}} - to rate an article at High importance
  • {{WP India|importance=Mid}} - to rate an article at Mid importance
  • {{WP India|importance=Low}} - to rate an article at Low importance

Log[edit]

The full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available here. Unfortunately, due to its extreme size, it cannot be transcluded directly.

See also[edit]

Workgroup-level statistics[edit]

User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/West Bengal Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian cities articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Chennai articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Mumbai articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian politics articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian districts articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian history articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian military history articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian cinema articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian television articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian literature articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Classical Tamil articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian music articles by quality statistics
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Indian Christianity work group articles by quality statistics Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Education in India articles by quality statistics